15-03-22 - This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features a new compound that’s extremely effective at breaking down nerve agents, a new technique that allows rapid 3D printing, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

Featured Stories

Compound deactivates chemical weapons in minutes: [Article] [Study]

Microbe spectra could help detect life on other planets: [Article] [Study]

New technique enables 3D printing in minutes: [Article] [Study]

Inducing erections in rats using blue light: [Article] [Study]

Pencil sketches can help make paper-based sensors: [Article] [Study]

Other Stories This Week

Early biomolecules could have appeared simultaneously: [Article] [Study]

African bush chemical kills kidney cancer cells: [Article] [Study]

Carbon-sulfur nanolaminates could boost battery life: [Article] [Study]

Cobalt catalyst helps transform propane into propene: [Article] [Study]

Defects in graphene help transfer protons: [Article] [Study]

Rainforest ability to act as ‘carbon sink’ decreasing: [Article] [Study]

Potential new drug for Crohn’s disease: [Article] [Study]

Green tea compounds could improve MRI image quality: [Article] [Study]

Heart drug reduces risk of cancer spread: [Article] [Study]

Biodegradation-promotion agents for plastics don’t always work: [Article] [Study]

First steps towards understanding protonated methane’s structure: [Study]

Nanoparticles help treat deep cancer cells: [Article] [Study]

Potential new method for the mass production of graphene: [Article] [Study]

Thanks to @narf42 for help with this week’s stories. Keep track of older ‘This Week in Chemistry’ posts on the category page, or via the #TWIChem hashtag on Twitter.

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